Brew Beer In One of Australia's Finest Wine Regions

Brew Beer In One of Australia's Finest Wine Regions

Job posted July 25, 2014

This posting is more than 1 year old

Pikes-Pilsner Family-owned winery Pikes has long had a couple of beers on its lineup.

Up until now, its Pilsener and Stout have been brewed under contract but now they’re taking the next step.

They’ve built their own brewery in the Clare Valley and are after a head brewer to join the team.

If that sounds like it could be you…

Job Description: Head Brewer

Pikes Beer is a 100 percent family owned company with its origins dating back to 1886 and has more recently been marketed since 1996, the production of which has been fully outsourced. We are excited to be constructing a 20HL brew house and packaging line at our Pikes Polish Hill River Estate in the Clare Valley, South Australia which will be commissioned in late 2014. We have solid plans to grow the brand in both volume and product range through existing national distribution and by increasing direct sales through multi channel marketing.

We are seeking an experienced, professionally qualified Brewer to head up our brewery project, play a key role in sales & marketing and PR and develop a small team. We would like you to commence no later than 1st November 2014 so that you can be integrally involved with the installation and commissioning of the new brewery.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a previous track record in the following key competencies:

  • High quality, hands on, innovative craft brewer
  • Quality management and outstanding attention to detail
  • Leadership and ability to develop a small team
  • Appropriate experience in relation to brewery packaging equipment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including PR, promotion and sales experience
  • Advanced IT systems and social media skills

The position offered is a contract position of three years offering a competitive remuneration package. A full time staff position may become available to the incumbent at the successful completion of the initial contract term. Assistance with re-location costs will be provided.

Please send your confidential application and detailed CV by Friday 1st August to or by mail to:

Wayne Butcher
Finance & Administration Manager
Pikes Vintners Pty Ltd
PO Box 54
Sevenhill via Clare S.A 5453

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